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140th Year No. 14 Wednesday, April 2, 2008 '50f 460 + 4
To Fill School
Gov. Charlie Crist ap-
pointed county resident
Earlene Knight, March
31, to fill the School
Board District 2 slot, va-
cated by the death of Bev-
erly Sloan, in January
Knight will be sworn in
11:45 a.m. April 2, at the
She will run for the
position in the coming
election, as will Gerrold
Ausitn. She explained
that when she went to the
Elections Office to pre-
qualify, she learned of
the opportunity to apply
for the appointment to
fill the remainder of
Sloan's term. "I believe
there were some 8-9 appli-
cants for the position,"
Knight taught 30
years in the District, "
prior to her retirement in
June. For many years
she was choral director
at JeffersonmOounty High
School and subsequently
taught at Jefferson Ele-
mentary School in grades
3, 4, and 5, and PE.
She has always been
known as a hardworking,
no nonsense individual,
with a heart of gold.
While at JES she
demonstrated her artistic
talent when she and the
students built larger than
life models, which at last
report were still in evi-
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
If the best way to get
to know a new job is sim-
ply to jump right into the
deep end of the pool,
then Heather Johnson,
the new Madison County
4-H Agent, got familiar
fast. Literally within
days of her starting as
the new 4-H Agent, per-
4-H Agent Page 11
Hundreds of Bicyclists Set To Converge Here
Senior Staff Writer
Monticello and Jeffer-
son County residents can
expect to see more than
the usual number of bicy-
clists traveling the area's
scenic roads this coming
Saturday and maybe even
Sunday, April 5-6.
In fact, local residents
and businesses can expect
see upwards of 400 bicy-
clists hitting the town as
part of the Big Bend Cy-
cling Festival and Atomic
Downtown Criterium, de-
scribed as two premier bi-
cycle races that are
expected to become an-
Organized by the
Atomic Race Team and
,the Capital City Cyclists
in partnership with the
Big Bend Regional Part-
nership, of which Jeffer-
son County is a member,
the event's aim is to pro-
mote eco-tourism in the
Both races start and
end in downtown Talla-
hassee, but the longer one
called the Tour of
Springtime Rural Vistas
will take in parts of
Leon, Jefferson, Wakulla
and Gadsden counties
over the two-day period.
The hope, according
to County Commission
Felix "Skeet" Joyner, who
County on the Big Bend
Regional Partnership, is
that the event will eventu-
ally grow into a modest
version of the Tour de
France, the world's
largest cyclists tourna-
ment and race. More im-
mediate, it's Joyner's
hope that Monticello will
be the festival's next host,
which could, conceivably
assure the community of
the presence of thousands
of bicyclists and specta-
Area's Water Shortage
Monticello News Photo by Laz Aleman, February 2U, 2UU8
David Still, right, executive director of the Suwannee River Water
Management District, discusses water issues with Commissioners
Danny Monroe (left) and J. N. "Junior Tuten during a recent work-
Senior Staff Wrier
ing the improving
conditions in the
rivers and ground-
water levels, the
fall deficit and the
need for a full
recharge of the
els have prompted
River Water Man-
(SRWMD) to im-
tions that go into
effect May 14.
tions, with a few
to all water-use
tural and landscap-
In its findings
of fact report, re-
leased on March 11,
the SRWMD Gov-
erning Board based
its decision on a se-
ries of indicators,
some of them dat-
ing from as early as
Nov 30,2007. These
an average 12-
deficit of 11.8
inches; varying lev-
els of below-nor-
conditions in all or
parts of the dis-
trict's 15 counties;
below normal river
flows; and drought
Water Page 2A
Increasing Calls May Outstrip
Ambulances Response Ability
Senior Staff Writer
An increase in the
quantity and tempo of
traffic on the interstate
and other major high-
ways in Jefferson County
and the consequent esca-
lation in vehicular and
other mishaps is putting
a strain on the ambu-
lances and fires services
The latest to ex-
press concern about the
problem is Fire Rescue
Chief Mark Matthews,
who has been collecting
information on the num-
ber, type and where-
abouts of the calls that
his department has been
receiving. More and
more, it appears, the
number of wrecks on the
interstate and major
highways is increasing,
and the injured in many
cases are out-of-
county, if not out
of state, residents.
"There's been a
in accidents be-
cause of the traffic
on the interstate,"
tor Roy Schleicher,
Matthews has dis-
cussed the prob-
lem, said recently.
It's a trend that
'former Fire Rescue
chiefs have noted.
Much of the con-
cern in the past, Mattl
however, has cen- ment
tered on the fact
that locally funded re-
sources were being ex-
pended on non-county
residents, i.e., non-tax-
payers. The latter issue
remains a concern, espe-
cially given the austere
fiscal climate presently
Fire Rescue Chief Mark
hews is concerned his depart-
t's resources are being
however, is more fo-
cused on the depart-
inability to respond to a
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tors, i.e., potential con-
As Joyner represents
it, the tour on Saturday
Bicyclists Page 2A
Budget Crunch Leading City
To Tighten Up On Services
Senior Staff Writer
City Clerk Emily An-
derson and City Manager
Steve Wingate recently
gave city officials a heads
up on the budget situa-
tion for the coming year.
"Up until now, I have
not been too alarmed by
last year's tax revenue
growth limiting legisla-
tion or by Amendment
One, since we have seen
some growth in the city
to offset these measures,"
Anderson told the City
Council on March 18.
"However, after review-
ing the additional legisla-
tion proposed for passage
this year, which could
further limit the auton-
omy of local govern-
ments, and noting the
forecast of economic re-
cession that could signifi-
cantly affect other city
tax revenues and fees, I
must say that I think we
could be looking at tough
choices for next year's
"There are crisis
clouds on the horizon,"
"This workshop is to give
you an opportunity to
ask questions and ex-
press your priorities."
Councilman Tom Vo-
took note of a projected
$15,000 shortfall in the
budget. He wanted to
know what steps, if any,
were being taken to ad-
dress the potential
that the budget review
was very preliminary,
taking into account only
the first six months of
the year. It was true that
the sewer and water ac-
counts were running a
deficit, she said. But it
also had to be kept in
mind that these accounts
traditionally tended to
run low during the win-
ter months, when water
usage was down. With
the advent of the warmer
weather, however, water
usage should go up, she
March are low water
usage months," Ander-
son said. "So we're going
to have a lot of changes
in the revenue flow now."
She advised that the
council postpone any de-
cision on the matter for a
couple of more months,
when the numbers would
present a more accurate
picture of the revenue
At the same time, she
and Wingate pointed out
that the city was having
significant success with
locating and correcting
the sources of its water
loss. The city, it appears,
has unaccountably been
losing 40 percent of its
water, a problem that An-
derson and Wingate have
been addressing jointly
Wingate also has initi-
ated a citywide project to
repair or replace broken
and obsolete water me-
ters, which is resulting ifl
more accurate water
usage readings and
things," Wingate said of
the water recovery effort.
"I'm confident that by the
end of the year, we'll
have the 40 percent loss
down significantly There
will be more revenues
coming in because of
these changes. I know
that by the end of the
year, the unaccounted
water loss will be way
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Bicyclists Cont. From Page 1
will bring hundreds of bicyclists through Chaires Capitola
to Lloyd and Monticello and other parts of the county. The
tour eventually will lead into Wakulla County, before
returning to Tallahassee. The Atomic Downtown
Criterium, meanwhile, will be held within a looped course
in downtown Tallahassee.
The entire event is scheduled to begin Friday night
with a "Blessing of the Bikes" ceremony and a bike film,
then proceed to the actual festival and tour on Saturday,
including bicycle and tricycle races, coaching clinics and a
beer garden, and conclude on Sunday with a tour of
"It will have a definite economic impact," Joyner said
of the expected turnout of bicyclists.
The Big Bend Regional Partnership is a relatively new
group that Tallahassee Mayor John Marks organized last
summer. Made up of elected officials from the seven mem-
ber counties, the organization aims to bring a cooperative
approach to regional issues. Besides the cycling festival,
the group is working on the areas of mutual fire protection,
broadband Internet technology and development of mass
transit capabilities between Tallahassee and the outlying
counties. Ultimately, the thrust of the organization is pro-
moting economic development on a regional basis.
The member counties of the partnership are Leon,
Gadsden, Franklin, Wakulla, Taylor, Madison and
Ambulance Cont. From Page 1
emergency because the units are tied up on other emer-
gencies, as well as on the stress that the increased
demands are putting on his personnel.
Schleicher touched on the matter at the monthly meet-
ing of department heads on March 21. The issue, he
explained, was that the department had a total of three
ambulances, two of them the more sophisticated Advanced
Life Support (ALS) models and one, the Basic Life Support
Advanced Life Support units carry paramedics who
possess significantly more advanced medical skills than
Emergency Medical Technicians, who normally man the
BLS units. In addition, the ALS units carry more sophisti-
cated medical equipment.
Matthews worries that with the increasing number of
calls, sooner or later the situation will arise when an
emergency call comes in and no units are available
because they're responding to other emergencies. Already,
there have reportedly been instances when overlapping
emergencies have nearly overwhelmed the service's abili-
ty to respond.
The other issue is the stress that the increased
demands are putting on the personnel. A naturally stress-
ful job, the increasing number of calls is preventing the
staff from getting downtime or doing the necessary paper-
"Our guys are worn out," Schleicher said. "The job is
stressful enough without you keeping them on the road
constantly. The paperwork and reports are not getting
done, unless our guys stay late."
What to do about the problem is the question? With
budgets already stretched thin and more cutbacks expect-
ed in the coming fiscal year, the probability that county
officials will approve the purchase of an additional ambu-
lance and hire the personnel to man the unit is slim to
none. Especially given that other departments are in like
dire straits financially and facing the possibility of having
to cut back services.
"It would be a tough policy decision, because some-
thing else may then not fit in the budget," Schleicher said
of commissioners addressing Matthews' concerns.
Budget Crunch Cont. From Page 1
Vogelgesang switched next to personnel expenditures,
noting that salaries and their associated costs represented the
greatest percentage of any budget. With that in mind, he
asked that Wingate look at ways that some of the city's opera-
tions could be restructured or combined to reduce costs.
Wingate's response was a mixture of good and bad news.
The good news was that recent turnovers had left a couple of
positions vacant, saving the city much in salaries, he said.
The bad news was that the departing personnel had taken
with them a wealth of knowledge and experience. But he was
satisfied that qualified personnel would soon be found to fill
the positions, he said.
The workshop digressed next into a discussion of water
and sewer rates, which some city officials have wanted to
restructure for some time now to make the billing fairer and
more revenue producing. Among the ideas discussed was
imposing a flat rate for water and sewer service and charging
extra for water usage above a set volume.
"I want to keep this issue at the forefront of our think-
ing," Vogelgesang said of the proposed rate restructuring.
"We need fairer charges, not rate increases."
The final topic of discussion was garbage collection rev-
enues, which Andersons said were also running flat. In the
near future, in fact, the city expects to begin charging extra
for the pickup of certain loads, as well as ceasing to collect
such items as old tires, tree limbs and yard trash.
"We're tightening up," Anderson said.
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I thank God everyday that He gave me my two
daughters, Brooke (left) and Cheltsie (right). THEY Make
A Mother (me) Proud.
Water Shortage Cont. From Page 1
indices showing that all or parts of the district's 15 counties
are abnormally dry. All of which led the board to issue the
amended phase 2 water shortage order, which city, county
and law-enforcement agencies are required to enforce.
The list of restrictions is long and varied. In Jefferson
County, however, the restrictions will affect mostly the agri-
cultural sector, golf courses, the county's limerock mining
operation, plant nurseries, cemeteries, water utilities, and
miscellaneous other users.
Following is a very partial list of the SRWMD restric-
tions, by categories:
In agriculture, wastewater irrigation and low pres-
sure/low volume irrigation will not be restricted, with the
exception of a few instances in the latter case. Use of over-
head irrigation by high pressure/high volume systems, on
the other hand, will be prohibited between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.,
with the exception of systems that have been certified within
the last five years by an independent irrigation laboratory to
function efficiently and practicably.
Flood/seepage irrigation systems must be operated in a
manner that captures all the runoff that is practicable for
Hand watering is not restricted, but livestock and aqua-
culture water users are asked to reduce water usage voluntar-
Soil flooding for pest control or soil preservation will be
prohibited, as will be soil flooding to permit the harvesting of
All irrigation systems must be operated in a manner that
efficiently uses the water withdrawn.
All agricultural enterprises must reduce or suspend
activities that simulate the need for increased irrigation.
No unnecessary offsite discharge from irrigation will be
Agricultural enterprises that irrigate to water-in insecti-
cides, fungicides, herbicides and fertilizers and that utilize
best management practices approved by the Florida
Department of Agriculture may continue to irrigate, so long
as they limit the practice to a minimum and do it during the
reduced hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
For limerock, sand, gravel or other minerals mining
operations, onsite impounded surface water must be used to
replace freshwater withdrawals "to the greatest extent possi-
ble". Spraying for dust control in quarry areas must also be
reduced, except for health and safety reasons. The reduction
in water use goes likewise for general housekeeping activi-
ties. Offsite discharges must be reduced or eliminated when-
Water utilities must, "to the greatest extent possible",
implement conservation measures, such as "improving and
accelerating leak detection surveys and repair programs,
installing and calibrating meters, and stabilizing and equaliz-
ing system pressures." They must also limit new water line
flushing and disinfection to a minimum.
For established lawns and landscaping, the use of treated
wastewater irrigation is.not restricted. But normal irriga-
tions are prohibited between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and to no
more than two days a week, the two days to be of the user's
choosing. Hand watering will not be restricted. Neither will
irrigation for the purposes of the watering-in of insecticides,
fungicides and herbicides, where such watering-in is
required by the manufacturer or by law. The irrigations can
only take place during the reduced hours, however. The oper-
ation of irrigation systems for cleaning and maintenance pur-
poses is not restricted, so long as it's done only once a week
and to maintain the system's efficiency.
For new lawns and landscaping, treated wastewater irri-
gations will not restricted. Neither will irrigations be restrict-
ed for the initial 30 days and every other day for the next 30
days, up to a total of "one 60-day period", provided that the
irrigations are limited to the minimum amounts required for
the establishment of the lawns. The rules for the watering-in
of insecticides, fungicides, etc., are the same as for the estab-
lished lawns. Likewise for the rule having to do with the
operation of irrigation systems for cleaning and maintenance
Golf courses may have unlimited use of treated waste-
water. Irrigation of greens and tees, however, will have to be
reduced to the greatest extent possible and must be done dur-
ing non-daylight hours. And irrigation of fairways, roughs,
and non-play areas on the front nine holes of the course will
be prohibited, except between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. on odd-num-
Horticultural practices that stimulate the need for irriga-
tion also must be reduced or suspended to the greatest extent
possible. Other rules that apply to the cleaning and mainte-
nance of irrigation equipment and the watering-in of insecti-
cides, fungicides, etc., apply here also.
'Cemeteries will have to limit their irrigations to the
hours between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. What's more, the irrigations
must be divided, with one half the cemetery property irrigat-
ed.on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, for example, and
the other half irrigated on Tuesday, Thursdays and
Under the miscellaneous uses category, all outside and
inside aesthetic uses of water will be prohibited, as will the
water washing and cleaning of streets, driveways, sidewalks
and other impervious surfaces, except where required by law
or for health and safety reasons.
Recreational uses of water must also be reduced "to the
greatest extent possible".
Washing of mobile equipment, with the exclusion of com-
mercial car washes, will be restricted to low-volume methods,
as will outside pressure cleaning.
Finally, the use of water for cooling and ahir conditioning
will be restricted "to that amount of water necessary to main-
tain a minimum temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit".
For a complete list of the restrictions, call the SRWMD at
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"It Makes A Mother Proud"
This past weekend was the annual Miss Madison/Teen Miss
I have had the honor and pleasure of being the spon-
sor/director of this pageant for 11 years. I loved every minute of it.
I took over the "directorship" when Cheltsie was only a few months
old. For the next 11 years I have put everything I had into it and
into making it fun and enjoyable to all who entered.
A few years ago, while trying to help with two Science Fair
Projects and trying to make tons of telephone calls, for the pageant,
it dawned on me that I was stretching myself too thin. I realized-
that I NEEDED to be concentrating on MY children and THEIR
needs that weekend, not worrying about getting a pageant in order.
That was my last year as director.
I turned the pageant over to Toni Blanton, one of "my" prior
Miss Madisons. What a great decision that turned out to be. She
has done a fantastic job in keeping the pageant alive and giving
Madison County girls the chance for great memories, and college
Along with giving up any "claim" to the pageant, it made the
Miss Madison title(s) available to my children. (While in "charge"
my children could not enter.)
Last year, Cheltsie won the prestigious title of "Teen Miss
Madison 2007." Thus the heading of this column.... "It Makes A
Local businesses' grand openings, ribbon cuttings, and
parades have been the highlight of this past year. We have tried to
attend everything we could, take lots of pictures, and make memo-
ries that will last a life-time.
With this past weekend's events, Cheltsie's reign has come to
an end. She passed her crown on to Brooke Stewart, the newly
crowned "Teen Miss Madison 2008." Kristen Sirmon also passed
her Miss Madison title and crown over to Ashton Williams.
As I watched all the girls perform in the opening number,
tears came to my eyes from the love, admiration and just pure joy
of watching Cheltsie (crown and sash adorned) enjoy her "moment
in the spotlight." It Makes A MotIer Proud.
Her farewell speech, her final walk, and the crowning of the
new queen can now always be a special moment in her childhood
memories. We've just got to get all those pictures up and make that
Through the years I have always heard so many people say
so many bad things about pageants. Whether it be "too feminist,"
or too "fake," or that it's about "beauty not brains." Everyone is
entitled to their own opinion, I'm not opposing that, but sometimes
I think that pageants catch the blunt end of the stick too many
I entered pageants (hard and heavy) for six years, and then
on-again-off-again for years after. My parents took me all over the
place to enter them. I enjoyed entering pageants. It was my hobby
and my past-time. Had I been a boy, I would have probably spent
my time fishing and hunting, and nothing would have been said
against it. But since I liked pageants, and put my energy into them,
people automatically assumed that I was stuck-up, self-centered,
Why is that?
Pageants can (and do) teach young girls/young ladies many
At the age of 141 could walk into a room of five to seven total
strangers, sit down, and spend the next five to ten minutes being
interviewed and questioned. I knew how to sit properly, how to
dress appropriately, I knew to look them in the eye, and I knew
how to speak efficiently and effectively. I KNOW that all you busi-
ness owners/managers reading this column, know that there are
very few young people that come to a job interview anymore that
even have a slight knowledge of how to do any of those things.
At the age of 16, standing up in front of the local County
Commissioners and speaking on behalf of newspaper legal adver-
tisements was like candy, compared to the hundreds of people I had
stood up in front of during my pageants. If you don't think it takes
guts and nerve to stand up in front of hundreds of people, draw an
un-known question out of a bowl, and then answer it (without stut-
tering, pacing, or acting nervous in any way) then "you've got
another thing coming."
When I was 271 I entered the Mrs. Florida competition (for
"old married folk.") All husbands had to go on stage to escort us,
and the husbands were then used as the "time killer" while we
changed outfits. They had to draw a question and answer it. It was
totally amazing to me (and the other ladies) how many men were
totally terrified. More men spent time in the restroom, before the
pageant started, than I think the restroom could actually hold.
They were all sick to their stomachs. Purely nervous.
Paul asked me, "How in the world can you do this? Aren't
I think that was when it actually occurred to me what I felt,
and how I felt about it. As I was about to step out on stage, and the
butterflies were dancing in my stomach, I thought, "Yes. I am a lit-
tle nervous. But dang this is fun!"
It wasn't that I thought a lot of myself. It wasn't that I was
trying to make a name for myself. It wasn't that I thought I was
better than anybody else. It was just plain fun. Just like hunting
and fishing is fun for some, and just like playing golf is fmun for
some, and just like gardening and cooking is fun for others. I
enjoyed/still enjoy pageants. And so do many other girls.
The Miss Watermelon Pageant will soon be upon us. I know
the local girls are getting geared up and ready for this special
event. I would like to encourage the local citizens/businesses to
help sponsor a young girl/lady for the pageant. Donate gifts and/or
gift certificates for the winners.
Life is short. Childhood is even shorter. Help a child grow
and blossom, don't squash her dreams and tell her it's wrong for
wanting to do something. It might not be what you would want to
do. But so what? I truly believe that being well rounded and versa-
tile will go a lot farther in life than knowing every poet that ever
lived, knowing what pie equals, knowing what the inside of a frog
looks like, or knowing every single chemistry equation.
No matter what your child excels in..... softball, riding hors-
es, basketball, cheerleading, hunting, fishing, cooking, or "Teen
Miss Madison" .... It Makes A Mother Proud.
And boy was I proud this past weekend!
Until then....see you around the town.
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IEWPOINTS & PINIONS
TEN YEARS AGO
April 1, 1998
The glorious weekend weather
saw some 280 tourists from near and
far, in town over the weekend, for
the biennial Tour of Homes begun
33 years ago, and sponsored by the
Gerrold Austin this week
announced his candidacy for a seat
on the City Council.
Property owners who live in the
northwest quadrant of the county
and who are interested in learning
what zoning changes might be in
store for the area will want to attend
the Planning Commission's
Thursday night meeting.
The Opera House was recently
the recipient of a $100,000 donation
from a couple that lives in the coun-
ty a part of the year.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
March 30, 1988
Congressman Connie Mack,
taking time between two
Tallahassee appearances to visit
with local Republicans and address
a Rotary Club luncheon Friday,
called for abrogation of this coun-
try's Panama Canal Treaty.
A tractor trailer driver who
admitted he fell asleep at the wheel
caused an accident Thursday
morning that tied up eastbound
traffic on 1-10 for six hours. He was
charged with careless driving.
More than 50 students have
enjoyed pizza parties courtesy of
Pizza Hut during the past two
weeks as rewards for meeting
THIRTY YEARS AGO
March 30, 1978
Planning for the future as well
as the present, the Jefferson
County School Board on Monday
-,night selected the architectural
firm of Briel, Rhame, Poynter and
Houser of Tallahassee to draw up
some long range, overall plans for
the expansion and renovation of
the high school.
Fran joined the Monticello News in clouds, sunrises and sunsets, writing
November, 2002 as a staff writer, a posi- poetry, listening to classic rock and roll,
tion she previously held from 1986-1989. collecting a variety of movies, talking
In addition, Fran delivers the papers to with her best friend Josie, reading self-
local vendors and the Post Offices help books, and learning about her
around the County. ancestors, Native American Cherokee
She is no longer married, and is the Indians.
mother of Alfa Hunt, a senior at ACA. Fran loves her various news beats,
Her work experience includes: and the fact that no two days are the
cashier, stock clerk, waitress, ride opera- same.
tor on the carnival circuit, and correc- In addition, Fran is a photographer
tional officer. for the paper and can be seen around
In her spare time she enjoys spending town shooting photos for whatever
time with her daughter, watching occasion.
ffers n I Sti 0 Mnticelo FL 97-356
FORTY YEARS AGO
March 30, 1968
Sharon Evans, a green-eyed
blond freshman frOm Monticello is
the 1968 North Florida Junior
College Homecoming Queen. She
was crowned by retiring queen, Judy
Livingston. She is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. R.V. Evans.
Miss Sally Settle returned home
Sunday night after spending several
days with friends in Athens, T N.
Mrs. Wallace McLeod spent the
weekend in Pensacola, visiting Mr.
and Mrs. Higgenbotham and family.
J.C. Waldron is recuperating
nicely at home after undergoing eye
surgery last week in Archbold
Memorial Hospital in
FIFTY YEARS AGO
March 30, 1958
Edwina Scruggs, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Carson Scruggs, of
Lloyd, was elected "Miss
Monticello" of 1958 by vote of the
student body of JCHS.
One of six Monticello Jr. High
boys who entered exhibits in the Big
Bend Science Fair held at Leon High
last week, one got 3rd place, and
Cliff Revell got honorable mention
for a model of a radio receiving and
sending station, as did Freddy Jones
for his charts of rockets and jets.
John Earl Hayes, who had samples
with chart explanations of history
and operations of the radio-electron-
ic tube, won 3rd place in the Junior
7-9 grade division.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
March 30, 1948
Paul Plaines announces this
week that he will open Paul's Cafe
(formerly C&C) tomorrow,Saturday,
March 27, and welcomes inspection
by the public.
Mrs. Lucy Mae Thompson was
re-elected president of the Ladies
Auxiliary of Jefferson County
V.F.W. Post 4864 for the ensuing year.
at the regular meeting held at the
Woman's Club Tuesday, March 23.
Thailan "Ty" Williams celebrated his first
birthday Monday, March 31,2008. He is the son
of Tinika Kyler and Jim Williams of
Tallahassee. His maternal grandparents are
Josephine Kyler of Monticello, and Freddie
Carlton of Bartow, FL.
"Ty" haS two older sisters, Arieyonna, 6, and
Family and friends came together to cele-
brate the occasion at the Kyler residence in
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Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Monticello News 5A
ROUND EFFERSON OUNTY
IEINNVNI I A:LUC0
Johnny Herbert Snyder, 61, died
Thursday March 27, 2008 in Capitola, FL.
A native of Capitola, he graduated
from Leon High School, had an honorable
discharge from the US Marine Corps, and
was an iron worker.
Funeral service was held 5:00 pm Sun-
day, March 30, 2008 at Beggs Apalachee
Funeral Home Chapel, 3322 Apalachee
Parkway, Tallahassee (850-942-2929). In-
terment followed at Skipper Cemetery in
Tallahassee with Graveside Military Hon-
ors. In lieu of flowers memorial contribu-
tions can be made to Big Bend Hospice,
1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee,
Ivan Rietveld, 85, died on Tuesday,
March 25, at his home in Monticello, FL.
A memorial service will be held Thurs-
day, April 3, at 2:00 pm at Christ Episcopal
Church in Monticello, FL. In lieu of flow-
ers memorial contributions may be made
to Christ Episcopal Church, 425 N. Cherry
St., Monticello, FL, 32344, or Covenant Hos-
pice, 1545 Raymond Diehl Rd., Tallahassee,
Ivan was born on April 16, 1922, in
Chicago Heights, Ill. After serving in the
U.S. Army during WWII he became a suc-
cessful businessman and entrepreneur, re-
tiring in Port Richey, FL. He moved to
Monticello and was a member of Christ
Episcopal Church and an active member
He is survived by a son, Shawn Sny-
der (Shannon); two grandchildren, his an-
gels, Alexis Snyder and Michael Shawn
Snyder; Papa's additional angels, Pa-
tience, Taylor, Megan, Worth, Cody,
Michael Todd and Logan; a brother,
Bryant Howell (Kay); four sisters, Vir-
ginia Roberts (Ken), Gail Huffine (Her-
schel), and Rosie Nelson (Herb), and Judy
Griffin, numerous nieces, nephews and
cousins. He is preceded in death by his
wife, Martha Jane Snyder, his parents,
Perry and Virginia Snyder, and Dilworth
of the community He traveled extensively,
spending time in Russia, China, and
throughout Europe. An expert craftsman
and handyman, Ivan rarely found a house-
hold problem or craft project that he
lacked either the knowledge or the correct
tools to finish expertly He was also very
giving of his many talents, helping count-
less people throughout his life who will
miss his sharp wit and kind manner.
He is survived by his wife, Mae; two
children, John Rietveld and Joy Hopkins
(Bill) of Monticello; two grandchildren,
Betsy Gray (Tom) of Tallahassee and John
Hopkins (Sue) of Monticello; and three
great grandchildren, Kathleen, Caytie, and
National Kick Butts Day
will take place at the Court-
house 11:45 a.m. Local youth
will display posters with
anti-tobacco messages in an
effort to create awareness in
the community about to-
bacco and the effects it has
on health. Contact Darwen
Hinton at 342-0170x2082 at
the health department for
Prayer Breakfast will be
held 7 8 a.m. at Lloyd Bap-
tist Church in the fellowship
hall. Program speaker is
Whit Boyd, physician assis-
tant with Gerry Medical
Clinic in Monticello. For
more information contact
coordinator L. Gary Wright
mail.com or, 933-5567.
The First Baptist
Church, Monticello Relay
for Life team will hold a
Chicken Pirleau Dinner in
the fellowship hall 11 a.m. -
2 p.m. The meal is dine-in or
carry-out for a $7 donation.
Monticello Main Street
meets at noon on the first
Thursday of the month at
County Chamber of Com-
merce. Contact the Cham-
ber at 997-5552 for date
changes and more informa-
Girl Scout leaders and
volunteers meet 6:30 p.m. on
the first Thursday of every
month, at the Eagle's Nest
on South Water Street, for a
general meeting. Contact
Diane Potter for more infor-
mation at 386-2131.
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. on Thursdays at Christ
Episcopal Church Annex,
425 North Cherry Street. 'For
more information call 997-
Monticello Rotary Club
meets every Friday at noon
at the Monticello/Jefferson
Chamber of Commerce on
West Washington Street for
lunch and a meeting. Con-
tact President Judson Free-
man at 997-0370 for club
Jefferson Idol will be
held Friday at the Teen Cen-
ter during Kick Butts
Week. Contact Darwen Hin-
ton at 342-0170 x2082 at the
health department for more
Tupelo's Caf6 will do-
nate a percentage of all Fri-
day sales receipts to the
Jefferson County Humane
Society Consider making
your making your major
purchases on this day
Ashville Area Volunteer
Fire Department meets 6:30
p.m. on the first Friday of
each month, at the fire sta-
tion. Contact Fire .Chief
John Staffieri at 997-6807 for
The Memorial Mission-
ary Baptist Church Relay
for Life team will hold a
Fish Fry at 11 a.m. and
Garage Sale at 8 a.m. Satur-
Jefferson SHARE regis-
tration will be held 10 a.m. -
12 p.m. Saturday at the pub-
lic library and at Central
Resident Stresses Importance Of Rattlesnake Vaccines
As the temperatures
begin to steadily rise, resi-
dents need to become wary
of the presence of rat-
tlesnakes that are on the
move in the area. Pet own-
ers need to be aware of the
availability of rattlesnake
vaccines for their pets in
town, and of the misfor-
tune last year of one
county resident who was
not aware of the vaccine's
Pat Schuh stresses the
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importance of residents to
getting rattlesnake vac-
cines for their dogs and re-
lates her own
ence with snakebite.
"I didn't know that a rat-
tlesnake vaccine was even
available," said Schuh.
"Since I recently had two
dogs bitten by rattle-
snakes, I just want to
make residents aware that
it is available and the need
She said that if she
had known about the
availability of the vaccine,
rather than spending the
thousands that she has
had to spend for the exten-
sive treatment saving the
lives of her animals, she
would have spent just a
few dollars for the vaccine.
Her story begins
March 9, 2007, when her
black lab, Lady, suffered a
rattlesnake bite on the rib
cage near the heart. In
most cases, a bite on the
body, especially in the
chest area, is fatal.
rushed her beloved little
one to Animal Medical for
"The vet told me she
would be sick for about
three days, but I wasn't
aware of the extent of her
future discomfort," she
said Lady remained at
the vet's office overnight
and Schuh retrieved her
the following, morning.
Lady would sleep in
Schuh's bed with her at
night and have to be re-
turned to the vet's office
the following morning for
"She was so sick for
three days, and at the end
of the third day, she hadn't
eaten or drunk anything,
and she was starting to die
on me," said Schuh. It was
too late in the evening to
bring Lady to Animal
Medical, so that evening,
she rushed Lady to Allied
Hospital on Thomasville
Road in Tallahassee,
which is a 24-hour emer-
gency clinic for animals.
She required IV's and ob-
servation for the night, in
an attempt to save her life.
Lady remained on the IV's
After several days of
illness and running back
and forth to the vet's of-
fice, Lady finally pulled
out of it.
On May 7, 2007,
Schuh's Jack Russell, Lily,
was bitten on the foot by a
rattlesnake. Schuh rushed
Lily immediately to Ani-
mal Medical for the anti-
venom and treatment.
"Her leg was as
swollen as an Evan's Farm
sausage," said Schuh.
"Lily was only really sick
overnight, but her leg re-
mained swollen for several
Since the incidents,
Schuh has assured that
her canines have the rat-
tlesnake vaccine regularly.
"In what I spent on anti-
venom and treatment, I
could have bought the vac-
WE TAKE THE
1'14T'S OUT OF
cine for every dog in Jef-
ferson County," she said.
Both Animal Medical
Clinic and Veterinary As-
sociates have the rat-
tlesnake vaccines on
hand. The cost is $25-$26
for the initial injection
and in three to four weeks,
the canines require a
booster. The booster is
also $25-$26. Then the sin-
gle injection is adminis-
tered again every six
The rattlesnake vac-
cine strengthens the dog's
immune system to greatly
lessen the severity of
snakebite. Even if a dog ,
has been vaccinated, a rat-
tlesnake bite is an emer-
gency, and the animal
should be immediately
rushed to the local vet's
office for treatment.
Animal Medical re-
ported last year, that on
average during the sum-
mer months, they encoun-
tered 10-15 cases of dogs
with rattlesnake bites.
Veterinary Associates re-
ports an average of about
a dozen rattlesnake bite
cases per year. Both clin-
ics also report that just be-
cause a dog may receive
the anti-venom, not all
Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt July, 7 2007
County resident Pat Schuh proudly holds her two canines,
(Left to Right) Lily and Lady, which both survived rattlesnake
bites last year. As a result of not knowing that the rattlesnake
vaccines were available, she spent thousands to save the lives
of her beloved family members.
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Contact Martha Creel at 445-
9061 for more information
about this low-cost food pro-
AA meetings are held 8
p.m. Saturday at Christ
Episcopal Church Annex,
425 North Cherry Street. For
more information call 997-
VFW Post 251 meets 5
p.m. on the first Sunday of
each month at the Memorial
Missionary Baptist Church
on South Railroad Street, in
the annex building, for a
business and planning
meeting. Contact Sr. Vice
Commander Byron Barn-
hart at 251-0386 for more in-
The Jefferson County Ex-
tension office will provide a
"Fish Pond Management
Short Course 7 9 p.m. on
Monday The new Polycom
video conferencing system
will be used to see and hear
speakers from Florida and Al-
abama discuss Fish Manage-
ment and Weed Management.
For further information con-
tact Jed Dillard, Jefferson
County Livestock and Natu-
ral Resources Agent for the
Jefferson County Extension
Service at 342-0187.
VFW Post 251 Ladies
Auxiliary meets 6:30 p.m. on
the first Monday of each
month at the Memorial Mis-
sionary Baptist Church Teen
Center on South Railroad
Street. Contact President
Mary Madison at 997-4504 or
210-7090 for membership ap-
plications or for more infor-
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Noble To Marry
Teneka Renee Noble and Gary Jerome Brockman, both
of Monticello, will be married at Mount Pleasant MB
Church in Capps, FL, 3p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2008.
ReverendIssacManning, IT, willperform the Ceremony.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Ruby and William
Noble of Monticello. She is a 1995 graduate of Jefferson
County High School and is employed as a correctional officer
at Jefferson Correctional Institution.
The groom-elect is the son of the late Tennie and William
Brockman. He is a 1982 graduate of Jefferson County High
School and is presently employed as a correctional officer at
the Jefferson County Jail.
The reception will immediately follow the ceremony, at
the Monticello Opera House.
All family and friends are invited
THE JEFFERSON COUNTY
Announces the regular school board meeting to which
the public is invited. The meeting will be held at the
Desmond M. Bishop Administration Building on
Monday, April 14, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.
Agendas maybe picked up at the district office at 1490
W. Washington Street, Monticello, FL. Monday through
Friday between 8:00 a..m. and 4:00 p.m. A copy of the
school board packet will be available for review at the
district office on Tuesday, April 8, 2008.
Bless The Beast Event Raises $8,000
Monticello News Photo By Fran Hunt February 23, 2008
The 15th Annual Bless the Beast Benefit, hosted by the Jefferson County Humane Society, held 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23, at the Jef-
ferson Country Club was a standing room only event, which raised approximately $8,000 for the care and needs of animals at the
shelter and the upkeep of the fac
The 15th Annual Bless
the Beast Benefit, hosted
by the Jefferson County
Humane Society, held 6:30
p.m. Feb. 23, at the Jeffer-
son County Country Club
was a standing room only
event, which raised ap-
proximately $8,000 for the
care and needs of animals
at the shelter, and the up-
keep of the facility.
The evening included
a silent auction, a live
auction, a heavy hors
d'oeuvres meal of
grouper, shrimp, fried
chicken breast strips, and
oysters by Shell Oyster
Bar in Tallahassee, appe-
tizers by Carrie Anne &
Company, and dessert by
Tupelo's. A cash bar was
also on hand for the event
and volunteers donated
all of their tips to the
Items in the live auc-
tion included locally
baked cakes, farm equip-
ment, paint ball party,
local art, a Jon-boat, gar-
dening equipment and
trees, lawn accessories
such as swings and weed-
eaters, motion sensor
camera, silver-plated wine
stand, men's and women's
perfumes and cologne bas-
During the silent auc-
tion attendees moved
from displayed item to
displayed item, placing
their bids, all of whom re-
turned several times to
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check.their progress and
see if they had been out-
bid, and if so, place a
higher bid to obtain the
items they wanted.
Charlie Ward served
as auctioneer for the live
auction and his antics and
quick wit continuously
kept the crowd in stitches.
George Carswell soon
began serving as Ward's
sidekick comedian, which
proved to keep the laugh-
ter and bids quickly in-
creasing. As Mark Kessler
brought up each item up
for bid, Ward and Car-
swell would describe it.
As auctioning contin-
ued throughout the
evening, teens filtered
through the room, asking
guests if they would like
more fish, oysters,
chicken or shrimp, or if
they would like to try the
squares or the strawberry
key lime squares.
Through the efforts of
volunteers, the event went
along flawlessly through-
out, and at the conclusion
of the evening as guests
departed and claimed
their auction items, and
paid what they had
pledged for their items.
Coordinators wish to
thank the many donors,
volunteers and those who
bought tickets and took
part in the event. Without
them all, the event could
have not been a complete
David and Wendy Bitner,
Monticello; Imagine An-
tiques, Monticello; Wendy
Boston, GA; Boyd Sod
Farm, Greenville; Semi-
nole Outdoors, Inc., Talla-
hassee; Tractor Supply,
Thomasville, GA; Green
South, Cairo, GA.
Bette Boland, Monti-
cello; Phyllis Brittle, Mon-
ticello; The Marketplace,
Madison; Madison An-
tiques & Interiors, Madi-
son; Simpson Nursery,
Monticello; Hay Pond
Farm, Monticello; Tu-
pelo's, Monticello; Robyn
Davis & Mary Robie,
Monticello; Keith McNeill
Grande Mexican Restau-
rant, Monticello; South-
ern Friends, Monticello;
Advance Auto, Monticello;
Margaret Levings, Monti-
cello; Campbell's Plumb-
ing, Monticello; Jefferson
Builders Mart, Monti-
cello; Little Pond Farm,
Tallahassee; Sage Restau-
Milady's Shop, Monti-
cello; Morris Petroleum,
Lamont; Simply Fit, Mon-
ticello; Benson's Heating
& Air, Tallahassee; Judy
Miller, Monticello; Kandy
Crowe, Monticello; Mark
& Teresa Kessler, Monti-
cello; Alice Stadin, Artist,
Macy's, Tallahassee; The
Farmer's and Merchant's
Ron Cichon, Monti-
cello ;John and Eleanor
John Gerren, Monticello;
Mrs. Ruth Dibiase, Monti-
cello; Malloy's Nursery,
Monticello; Carrie Anne
& Company, Monticello;
and Shell Oyster Bar, Tal-
Volunteers for the
event included; Kandy
Crowe, Shane Arrington,
Mary Helen Ringe, Quin-
ten Snyder, Patty Regner,
Kaylin Brown, Tim
Denise George, Valentine
Vargas, Mary Davis,
Alaya Vasrga, Sharon Wil-
son, Martha Jean Martin,
and Tammy Richards.
Charlie Ward served as auctioneer for the live auction and
his antics and quick wit continuously kept the crowd in stitches.
George Carswell soon began serving as Ward's sidekick come-
dian, which proved to keep the laughter and bids quickly in-
6A Monticello News
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
:Got Nw Ca9
VFW Post 2 51 to
Host Political Forums
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 251
will be hosting community political fo-
rums in each district and local candidates
of each district will be invited to their par-
The first forum will be held 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday, April 3 at the Friendship Mis-
sionary Baptist Church on Thompson Val-
ley Road in Jefferson County.
For further information contact Byron
Barnhart at 251-0386.
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The Jefferson County Recvclina Proaram accepts
items for recvcfina:
All plastic bottles soda bottles (any size), milk jugs, water bottles,
laundry detergent bottles, etc.
All type cans Tin cans food cans, dog food cans, cat food cans, etc.
Aluminum cans soda cans, beer cans etc.
Newspapers, Magazines, etc.
All Cardboard Products grocery bag, cereal boxes, food boxes,
laundry detergent boxes, shipping boxes, etc!
All glass bottles, jars etc. (clear, brown & green)
Residents can bring these items directly to the Recycling Center located
at 1591 Waukeenah Street or they may drop them off at any one of the
collection sites in the County.
Remember, every time you recycle you are extending the life of our
Landfill and saving your County dollars in Tipping fees. How could you go
Additional items accepted at the collection sites:
*Waste Tires (not accepted at the Recycle Center)
*White Goods (which consist of) Refrigerators,,freezers, washing
machines, dryers, air conditioner units, etc. (not accepted at the Recycle
Used Oil & Oil Filters
Household Hazardous Waste pesticides, swimming pool chemicals,
paint, paint thinner, etc. (Please have all containers clearly marked to
**The Recycle Center Household Hazardous Waste Office will accept
medical & pharmaceutical waste. These items must be turned into an
employee of the facility and not just dropped off.
Please take notice to all of the signage posted in the
collection site for the proper disposal of above items.
The City of Monticello offers Curbside pick-up for city residents
for recyclable items on each Wednesday morning. For further
information on other items for disposal in the City, please call
Steve Wingate at 342-0154.
Please visit the Jefferson County web page
http://www.cojefferson.fl.us/SolidWaste.html for the locations &
hours of operation for each individual site. For further information
please call the Solid Waste Department at 342-0184.
w In Working Order
FRAN HUNT houses," he said.
Monticello News By the time the first eight-foot por-
Staff Writer tion of the structure was completed,
The lighthouse being built in the side using all of the bricks but two, the curios-
yard of the Lola and Reggie Moulton, at ity of many residents had piqued and he
775 North Jefferson St., is now complete received numerous phone calls asking,
and operational. "What is that thing?"
The structure stands ten feet, three "It's going to be a lighthouse," he al-
inches tall and measures four feet around ways responded. And that's just what it
at the base and 28 inches around, just be- became with completion, that glowing
neath the light at the eight-foot mark. beacon in the night guiding the lost back
Reggie Moulton recalls completing home.
the top with the light about three months
ago. "It took me one day to build the
lighthouse to the eight-foot mark and I
had to slow down due to the excessive
heat, so I finished it when it cooled off in
the fall," he said.
The structure stands with the red
light beacon base at the top and three red
stripes around the center. "It took me
longer to paint it than to build it,"
quipped Moulton. He added that he origi-
nally wanted a lighthouse, which came
on automatically, and rotated, however,
with the motor used in the structure, the
light does come on automatically, but *
there is not enough power to get it to ro-
tate also. "It would probably bother peo-
ple if it did," said Moulton.
He began building the lighthouse in
April 2007 when his son-in-law from Jack- Monticello News Photo by Fran Hunt March 25, 2008
sonville gave him a load of 557 bricks, for This lighthouse located at the home of Lola and
which he had no specific plan,. "I like to Reggie Moulton, at 775 North Jefferson St., is now
putter, so I thought about it and finally complete and operational. It stands ten feet, three
decided to build a working lighthouse, in- inches tall and measures four feet around at the base
and 28 inches around, just beneath the light at the
spired by my love for the ocean and light- eight-foot mark.
Masonic Lodge Celebrates Americanism
Monticello News photo by Debbie Snapp February 25, 2008
From left to right, Worshipful Master Bob Montpellier, Masonic Hiram Lodge #5, welcomes
Lois Goode and Major Dan Cherry to an evening of celebrating Americanism. Goode presented a
program filled with music and song and Cherry spoke about the pioneer spirit in all of us.
Members and guests of Masonic
Hiram Lodge #5 celebrated American-
ism with a Feb: 25 meeting that included
Worshipful Master Bob Montpellier
welcomed and introduced speaker Major
Dan Cherry and Lois Goode, who filled
the night with her music and songs.
Dressed in uniform, Cherry spoke to
the attendance about the pioneer spirit
living in us today, and how it separates
us from other countries.
Goode sang "Mansions of the Lord'"
and other familiar favorites.
The local Masons meet 7:30 p.m. on
the second and fourth Monday of each
month. Contact Roy Faglie at 933-2938
for more information about upcoming
meeting and programs.
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ACA Science Fair Winners Told
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Left to right Tyler Jackson, Megan Lee, and Keli Dollar show off their winning ribbons.
The Aucilla Christian Academy An-
nual Science Fair was held Wednesday
morning, March 26, with a total of 30
seventh graders, and 24 eighth graders
Scientific categories were: Biologi-
cal, Chemical, and Physical.
Seventh grade winners in the Bio-
logical category were: Russell Fraleigh,
first place for his project on plant prop-
agation; Audrey Waters, second place;
and Kaylee Love third place.
Seventh grade winners in the
Chemical category were: Wendy Yang,
first place for her project on natural
food preservatives; Sarah Boland, sec-
ond place; and Brooke Kinsley, third
Seventh graders winning in the
Physical category were: Cody Ledford,
first place for his project on insulation;
Jarrod Turner, second place; and
Sawyer Wilder, third place.
Eighth grade winners in the Biolog-
ical category were: Tyler Jackson, first
place for his project to see if chewing
gum helped reduce bacteria in your
mouth; Megan Lee, second place; and
Keli Dollar, third place.
Eighth graders winning in the
Chemical category were: Ben Sadler,
first place for his project comparing the
heat content of various woods; Austin
Richie, second place; and Shelby Wit-
mer, third place.
Eighth graders winning the Physi-
cal category were: Cody Kelly, first
place for his project displaying how
temperature affects the elasticity of a
rubber band; Trent Roberts, second
place; and Levi Cobb, third place.
Projects were judged on the use of
scientific method, knowledge of scien-
tific concepts of the project and the vi-
sual presentation of the backboard.
Two professionals who work in a
scientific area judged each student. A
total of six judges participated.
Science Fair coordinators express
their appreciation to Animal Medical
Clinic, Buckeye Corporation, Florida
Department of Agriculture, Jefferson
County Coordinator and Extension Of-
fice, and the National High Magnetic
Field Laboratory for providing judges.
Blabalots Win 5 of 6 Matches
The Monticello Blabalots,
ladies' A-league tennis team,
won five of six matches
Thursday March 27 against
Team #1, Katie Brock and
Susan Goodwin, won by for-
Team #2, Patty Hardy and
Cindy Wainright, lost the first
set, 06, won the second, 7-6,
and lost the tiebreaker, 3-6.
Team #3, Angie Delvec-
chio and Laura Kirchhoff,
won the sets, 6-3; and 6-3.
Team #4, Cathy Neal and
substitute Mary Beth
Buchanan, won the sets, 64,
Team #5, Trisha Wirick
and Jennifer Ellis, won the
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Team #6, Lindsey Taylor
and Roslyn Bass, lost the first
set, 0-6, won the second set, 60,
and won the tiebreaker, 6-2.
Hardy said Monday
morning that it looks as if the
Blabalots retained the num-
ber one slot in the league after
last week's play.
The ladies will be on
spring break Thursday April
3, and return to the courts,
against the Killearn Net Prof-
its, 9:30 a.m., Thursday April
10, at the Killearn Country
ACA Athletes Name(
Athletes from Aucilla Christian
Academy have been named Big Bend
Leaders in baseball and softball, March
In baseball, in hitting, Marcus
Roberts stands at #12 with 13 hits of 33
trips to the plate, an average of .394; and
Matt Bishop is #25 with 12 hits out of 32
times at the plate for an average of .375.
In homeruns, Bishop stands at #5
with two. In runs scored, Bishop is #6
with 16; and in runs batted in, Bishop
and Casey Wheeler are tied at #10 with
For stolen bases, Bishop is #3 with
eight; and Elliot Lewis is #5 with six.
In pitching, Marcus Roberts is #5
with 24.2 innings pitched, 20 hits, six
earned runs and 1.78 earned runs aver-
age; Stephen Dollar is #23 with 23.2 in-
ACA JV Softball Team
Falls To Wakulla 24-2
Lady Warriors fell to
Wakulla High School JVs,
Tuesday, March 25, in a
five-inning game called
due to the ten-run rule.
Coach Frank Brown
explained the loss, noting
that Wakulla is an official
JV team while ACA is ac-
tually a middle school
team. "Wakulla is bigger,
older and more experi-
enced on the field," said
Brown. "You have got to
be at the top of your
game playing them, and
at the same time, hope
their game is off, other-
wise, they are going to
come at you hard. They
are one of those teams,
with which if you're
going to get anything,
you have to take it."
The loss drops the
Lady Warriors to 4-7 on
the season. "This is the
worse season we've had
in five years, and the first
time we haven't had more
wins than losses," said
Brown. "But with two
games remaining in the
season, we still could
come'out of it with an
equal amount of wins
At the rubber, Pamela
Watt had three at-bat, one
run, one walk, one single
and one fly-out; Michaela
Metcalfe, three at-bat, one
single and two putouts;
Lisa Kisamore three at-
bat, two putouts, and one
Skyler Hanna had
three at-bat, one single,
one fielder's choice, and
one on by error; Brooke
Kinsey three at-bat with
two singles, and one fly-
out; Sarah Sorensen,
three at-bat with one
walk, one fly-out, and one
on by error.
Keli Dollar had two
at-bat and one single, and
one on by error; Vicky
Perry, two at-bat, one
strikeout, and one putout;
Hadley Revell, one at bat
and one on by error; and
Whitney McKnight, one
at-bat and a fly-out.
On the mound, Watt
pitched the entire game,
giving up 15 hits, six
walks, one hit-by-pitch,
and two strikeouts.
The final game of the
season will be against
Melody Christian, 4 p.m.,
Friday, April 4, here.
I Big Bend leaders
nings pitched, 37 hits, 18 earned runs,
and earned run average of 5.33.
In the win/loss record, Dollar stands
at #4 with three wins, one loss, and .750
win percent; and Trent Roberts is #10
with two wins, three losses, and .400 win
For strikeouts, Marcus Roberts is #10
with 28; Dollar is #16 with 20; and Trent
Roberts stands at #17 with 19.
On the softball diamond, for hitting,
Lindsey Day stands at #1 with 23 hits in
39 trips to the plate, and an average of
.590. Chelsey Kinsey is #17 with 18 hits
in 42 times to the plate, an average of
In runs scored, Day stands at #10
with 17; and Kinsey is #11 with 16.
In runs batted in, Day is #5 with 19.
In pitching, Taryn Copeland is #8
in win/loss record with eight wins and
three losses, a win percentage of .727 and
in strikeouts, Copeland is #11 with 31.
The Aucilla Christian
Academy tennis team
downed Madison 5-2, Mon-
day, March 24
In singles action,
Kaitlin Jackson downed
Brittney Bezick, 8-1; Re-
bekah Aman defeated
Brook Bezick, 8-1: Caro-
line Mueller blanked .
Caleesha Moore, 8-0; Nikki
Hamrick beat Reva
Copeland, 8-2; and Whit-
ney Scarberry won by for-
In doubles action,
Scarberry and Ashley
Echols fell to Brittney Bez-
ick and Copeland, 2-8; and
Alfa Hunt and Angela Mc-
Cune lost to Brook Bezick
and Moore, 1-8.
The Lady Warriors re-
turn to the court against
Wakulla, 3:30 p.m., Tues-
day, April 1, here; and
wrapping up the regular
season, Florida High, 3:30
p.m., Friday, April 4, here.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Monticcllo News *
Hometown Honors Sam Madison Jr
Sam Madison, Jr. has re-
ceived multiple national
honors, but does not over-
look the recognition pro-
vided him by his hometown
Soon after the New York
Giants, where Madison (29)
plays cornerback position,
won Super Bowl XLII, the
Jefferson Board of Comunty
Commissioners voted unan-
imously to honor this native
son by proclaiming Feb 21.
Sam Madison, Jr. Day Madi-
son and his teammates were
still in New York basking in
the glory of the Giants "un-
derdog" upset victory over
the undefeated New Eng-
land Patriots, and he could
not be present for the pres-
Accepting the honorary
proclamation certificate on
his behalf were his parents,
Mary and Sam Madison, Sr,
with the reading and pres-
entation were preformed by
County Commissioner Eu-
The proclamation read:
"Where as, Sam Madison
Jr, was born in 1974 in
Thomasville, Georgia, and
whereas, Mr. Madison grew
up in the city of Monticello,
Jefferson County Florida;
and whereas, Mr. Madison
distinguished himself as a
student and football player
at Florida A & M University
High School and Louisville
University; whereas, Mr.
Madison as a professional
football player, Mr. Madison
has enjoyed a lengthy career
with the Miami Dolphins
and the New York Giants;
and, whereas Sam Madison
has now reached the pinna-
cle of professional football
by playing on the Super
Bowl XLII winning New
York Giants team; now,
therefore, we, the Board of
County Commissioners of
Jefferson County, Florida do
hereby proclaim Thursday
Feb. 21, 2008 as Sam Madi-
The same honor was be-
stowed him by the City
Council of Monticello
through a unanimous vote
of the City Council, to de-
clare Saturday March
8,2008, Samuel A.
Madison Jr. Day.
Prior to his ar-
rival in the county
signs were posted at
many local busi-
at the presentation
morning prior to the
Super Bowl Celebra-
tion hosted in place
of the annual Educa-
tional Rally, at the
city limits on south
US-19 across from
Many were gath-
ered to greet Madison
as he arrived escorted
by motorcade of the
Monticello Police De-
partment, the Jeffer-
son County Sheriff's
Office, and Florida
Highway Patrol. ,
A large crowd of (righl
residents stood ready awarc
with cameras and
camcorders, ready to cap-
ture images of the event.
However, Madison wanted
to record his own memories.
As he and his family
stepped from the vehicle, he
had his camcorder in hand
and running, filming those
present and the ceremony
City Mayor Gerrold
Austin read the proclama-
tion: "Whereas, Samuel A,
Madison Jr., was born on
April 23,1974 in
Thomasville, Georgia, to
Samuel A. Madison, Sr., and
Mary McQuay Madison;
and whereas, Samuel A.
Madison, Jr., was married
on May 11, 2003 to Saskia
Williams, and they now
have two children, Kellen
and Kennmedy; and whereas,
the profile of Samuel A.
Madison, Jr. is as follows:
Education: early-years, Jef-
come a four-year letterman
at University of Louisville,
and three-year starter as cor-
nerback, and set school
records for interceptions (16)
and tackles (201). As a senior,
Sam was a Second Team All-
American; First Team All-
Conference USA; and Play
In 1997, his success
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After proclaiming March 8 Sam Madison Jr. Day in Monticello, Mayor G
:) presented Madison (far left) with the famed Key To The City. Madi
ded the Key in 2005.
ferson County Monticello,
Florida; High School,
Florida A & M University
School (FAMU-DRS), Talla-
hassee, Florida; college, Uni-
versity of Louisville,
Athletics: As a youth,
he clearly was an excep-
tional athlete, lettering in
high school basketball, foot-
ball, track and field. Gradu-
ation from FAMU-DRS High
School in 1992, went on to be-
earned him a second-round
number 44 draft selection by
the Miami Dolphins. During
his years with the Miami
Dolphins, he consistently
earned ranking on the Dol-
phins All-Time list, as well
as a place in the National
Football League record
books for numbers of inter-
Sam's coaches and col-
leagues selected him to ap-
pear in four consecutive
NFL All-Star Pro Bowls
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(1999, 2000, 2001, 2002). Being
one of the most feared cor-
nerbacks in the NFL, from
2001-2006, opposing teams
virtually stopped throwing
In 2006, he was signed by
the New York Giants. In
February of 2008, Sam con-
tributed to the New York Gi-
ants winning of the Super
he started the
enue For Kids
Inc., a non-
mission of the
foundation ias to
their families to
achieve a better
way of life
Over the years,
nt, March 8, 2008 and corpora-
'errold Austin tions, namely,
son was also Habitat For Hu-
County Public Schools, the
National Amputee Golfers
Association, and the Boys
and Girls Clubs of Broward
County and Jefferson
County, Florida, to name a
This is the sixth year he
has been a part of the Edu-
Business: During his
NFL career, he observed and
realized that the lifespan of
an athlete is generally short
lived; this is why he has de-
veloped a business acumen
to better himself and pro-
vide for his family long after
his football career is over.
He founded Madison Av-
enue Ventures, LLC.
Through this creation he
has enabled himself to com-
pete in various corporate in-
Finality: All his past,
present, and future endeav-
ors and accomplishments
manifested because all his
life he was taught the impor-
tance of a quality education,
versatility adaptability and
the responsibility of consis-
tent hard work and perse-
Now, therefore, I, Ger-
rold Austin, Mayor of the
City of Monticello, Florida,
do hereby proclaim Satur-
daytMarch 8,2008, as
Samuel A. Madison Jr. Day
in Monticello, Florida.
The erected sign was
then unveiled, which read:
Welcome to Monticello,
Florida, home of Sam Madi-
son, Jr., 4-time Pro Bowl and
member of 2007-2008 New
York Giants, Super Bowl
Champions. Austin in-
formed Madison that signs
had also been placed to the
north, east and west of the
Following the ceremony
Austin presented Madison
with the copy of the procla-
mation he had read, and the
Key To The City which
Madison was also presented
After the presentations,
Madison responded, "This
is a great honor for me and
my family To be held so
closely and supported by
your community when you
didn't even play for the local
*schools, but rather played
against them.- It means so
very much and I'm
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Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applicants for
a Part-Time Gate Attendant at the County Solid Waste Department. Job
description and applications may be obtained at the Solid Waste Department
located at 1591 Waukeefiah Street, Monticello, Florida.
Hours and clays of this position are: Friday and Saturday 6:30 am -. 4:00 pm
and then Sunday and Monday 6:30 am- 10:30 am then 3:00 pm-7:00 pm.
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other materials left by residents. Needs to get along well with people and be
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Applications will be accepted until 4:00 P.M. April 1, 2008 at the Solid Waste
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part of the pre-employment physical. Applicants with a disability should
contact the above office for accommodations. For additional information
please call 342-0184.
The Healthy Start Coalition of Jefferson, Madison and Taylor Counties
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Income Prop 3 MII on 4 acres 4
Timberland 156 ac some pines divide
by I wy $2000oo/ac
We I Have Rentals
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Monticello News 11A
RtWD Gov erninm Board Meetin,, I X I.'P I P ,. I. CTTI On"n rrZw'nfl'A' 4 VflANlz
On Tuesday, April 8, 2008, the Suwannee River Water Management
District's Governing Board will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the District Head-
quarters. The meeting is to consider District business and conduct public
hearings on regulatory and land acquisition matters. Following the Board
meeting the Board will attend a workshop.
All meetings, workshops, and hearings are open to the public.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 06-029-CA
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO WELLS FARGO BANK MINNESOTA,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SOLELY IN ITS
CAPACITY AS TRUSTEE, UNDER THE POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED SEPTEMBER
1.1999, HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 1999-3.
PAUL E. EIDSON; PHYLLIS L. EIDSON; PARKWAY
PINES SUBDIVISION PROPERTY OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.; EFC HOLDINGS MORTGAGE.
and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and
other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by,
through and under any of the above-named Defendants,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Jefferson County, Florida,.will on the 24 day of April, 2008, at
11:00 o'clock A.M at the North door of the Jefferson County Courthouse
in Monticello, Florida, offer for sale and sell att public outcry to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in
Jefferson County, Florida:
LOT 1, PARKWAY PINES, PHASE 1, as per map or plat
thereof, recorded in Plat Book "B", Page 86, of the Public Records
of Jefferson County, Florida, TOGETHER WITH a Mobile Home
located on property.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the
style of which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, re-
sulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the
date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court
within 60 days after the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 25 day of
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this pro-'
ceeding should contact Court Administration at the Jefferson County
Courthouse, Monticello, Florida 32344, Telephone (850) 997-3596, not
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Kirk B. Reams
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Tyler Sherrod
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
John Howarth Farren
Butler & Hosch, PA.
3185 S. Conway Rd., Ste. E
Orlando, Florida 32812
IN THE CI RCKUI COUUK U RT OF THE SECOUN
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR JEFFERSON
CASE NO. 07-000323-CA
U.S. BANK, N.A.
JOHN J. DONAHUE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JOHN J. DONAHUE; and all unknown parties claiming by,
through, under or against the herein named Defendants, who
are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants; TENANT #1
and/or TENANT #2, the parties intended to account for the
person or persons in possession; FLORIDA HOUSING
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated March 25, 2008, in this cause, I will sell the property situ-
ated in JEFFERSON County, Florida, described as:
LOT 39, BLOCK" A", AUCILLA FOREST AND MEADOWS
SUB DIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK "B", PAGE 45 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY. FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1999 GATEW DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME HAVING VIN NUMBER
11990313687A, TITLE NUMBER 89673641 AND VIN
NUMBER 11990313687B, TITLE NUMBER 89673812
a/k/a 195 East Meadow Road, Monticello, Florida 32344.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the North steps
of the Jefferson County Courthouse located at the intersection of US High-
ways 19 and 90, Monticello, Florida, at 11 :00 o'clock a.m., on April 24,
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any.
other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale. '
Dated at Monticello, Florida this 31 day of March, 2008.
Kirk B. Reams
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Tyler Sherrod
Douglas C. Zahm. P.A.
18830 U.S. Hwy 19 N.. #300
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 536-4911 phone / (727) 539-1094 fax
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS
PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO
THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CON-
TACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR AT
(850)342-0218, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RE-
CEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE
IMPAIRED, CALL TDD (863) 534-7777 OR FLORIDA RELAY
SERVICES (800) 955-8770.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
JEFFERSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-301-CA
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, AS TRUSTEE,
ROGER STULTZ A/K/A ROGER P. STULTZ
A/K/A ROGER P. STULTZ, JR, et al,
NOTICE OF ACTION
Last Known Address: 753 Hawkins Rd., Monticello, FL 32344
Also Attempted at: 1761 Hwy 229, Mansfield, GA 30055
Current Residence Unknown
MARIA GRAY Last Known Address: 753 Hawkins Rd.,
Monticello, FL 32344
Also Attempted at: 1761 Hwy 229, Mansfield, GA 30055
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on
the following described property:
Commence at concrete monument marking the Southwest corner of
the North Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of
Section 33. Township I North, Range 3 East, Jefferson County, Florida
and run South 89 degrees 13 minutes 23 seconds East, along the South
boundary of said North half of the Northwest quarter of the Southeast
quarter, 529.94 feet to a concrete monument for a POINT OF BE-
GINNING, thence from said POINT OF BEGINNING run North 01
degrees 05 minutes 59 seconds East 728.49 feet to an iron rod in the
center of County Graded Hawkins Road, thence South 74 degrees 29
minutes 15 seconds East, along said centerline, 85.22 feet to an iron
rod, thence South 81 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds East, along said
centerline, 23137 feet to an iron rod, thence South 01 degrees 05 min-
utes 59 seconds West 675.48 feet to an iron rod on the South bound-
ary of said North Half of the Northwest of the Southeast Quarter,
thence North 89 degrees 13 minutes 23 seconds West, along said South
boundary, 311.96 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS AND EXCEPT:
That portion of insure premises lying within the right-of-way of that
County Road known as Hawkins Road.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, PA, Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before May 2nd, 2008, a date which is
within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs at-
torney or immediately thereafter: otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
(ADA), because of their disabilities, disabled persons who, need the ADA
Coordinator at Room 10, MonticeHo, FL 32344 or Telephone (904) 342-
0218 prior to such proceeding special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 25 day of March, 2008.
Kirk B. Reams
As Clerk of Court
By Tyler Sherrod
As Deputy Clerk
4-H Agent Cont. From Page 1
haps Johnson's most notable annual assignment was already at
hand, that being the 4-H Livestock Show. From every indication
and feedback, this crucial assignment was handled quite well and
is one of the many, many accomplishments Johnson will provide
as leader of the 4-H.
Johnson is the daughter of Bonnie and Jay Littlefield, and
grew up in Jefferson County and joined 4-H as a youngster, bene-
fiting greatly from those experiences. In one of those experi-
ences, she participated in the Tropicana Speech Contest and was
successful all the way to the state level. Johnson also spent
many years working at Camp Cherry Lake; first as a camper,
then as a counselor, and later as part of the adult staff.
She is a 2000 graduate of Aucilla Christian Academy, and re-
ceived a BA in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Edu-
cation from Thomas University in Thomasville, GA., later
working as a teacher prior to joining 4-H.
"I started teaching when I got out that provides several juve-
nile programs within its portfolio of services. Depending on
need, these programs provide a composite of assessment, case
management and community-based services for young men and
women with delinquency, truancy, and substance abuse issues.
The group meeting of February 12 was presided by Chair
Rick Davis, Madison Chief of Police, who with assistance from
Phyllis Law facilitated a roundtable discussion for the construc-
tion of new vision and mission statements to go along with the
new name, Madison County Youth Council. Among other func-
tions, the name and new declarations are intended to establish in-
creased community awareness and involvement, as well as a
more positive affirmation of the council's design and range of
There was extensive discussion regarding various funding
efforts and a brief progress report regarding a beta project at
Madison County Central School designed to improve students
with exceptional needs. In addition, planning for the Youth Sum-
mit scheduled for March 4 and Juvenile Justice Week slated for
March 24-28 was conducted. Included among contributions to the
latter event is a proclamation that will be delivered to the county
commission, town councils and school board prior to the event.
In the end, it was evident that all in attendance shared a
clear vision for supporting the youth of Madison County So even
as slogans are published and sub-committees are formed, the
Madison County Youth Council is already implementing individ-
ual and collaborative programs from among its membership.
Staff writer can be reached at michael@(greenepublishing.com.
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12A Monticello News
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
a teeam event to
2008 Jefferson County Relay For Life
_- Clerk Of Court Relay For Life
.. Team Sells Mustang Raffle
Firs p ch- Chicken pirleau dinner
next Thursday (4/3) from 11-2. Dine in or carry
out-.7.00 in their Fellowship Hall on Washing-
G Garage Sale in the FMB insur-
ance parking lot on 4/12 starting @ 7:00 am
The Relay For Life Clerk of Courts team continues to sell chance tickets for a 2008 Ford Mustang. From left to right Kirk Reams,
Tyler McNeill, Debbie Matthews, Nick Flynt,Tyler Sherrod, Carol Donovan, Stephanie Footman, American Cancer Society Represen-
tative Michelle Hayse, Rita Knecht, and Keyonna Wilson.
The Relay For Life Team of the Clerk
of Court raised more than $600 on Tues-
day, March 25 selling raffle tickets for a
chance drawing for a Ford Mustang, and
Reams and his staff filled tables, sta-
tioned at the courthouse circle, with
cookies, brownies, cupcakes, and the
like. All the baked goods sold out by mid
Tickets for this 2008 Limited Edition
Warriors in Pink. Ford Mustang may
still be purchased from Clerk of Court
Kirk Reams for a $1 donation each, the
drawing will be held May 10.
"My door is always open," welcomes
Reams." Thank you to all who con-
tributed to this fundraiser by purchas-
ing tickets, and buying the homemade
baked goods. Another fundraiser is
planned before the April 25-26 event".
Brenda and Ed
Register are both
Brenda was di
in 1971 with cervi
cer. She was 26 ai
mother of three c
ages six, eight and
had my first child
was 16, and had ti
children by the tiE
The cancer wa
nant. "I had
went a hys-
26, and "I was
able to get all
of it and I
cancer free in
both her and
have a his-
tory of cancer,
than that, doctors
idea of what may
caused the cance
I was first diagno
doctor told me I c
have another child
chose to do so, bu
then in stage 3 cancer, do some serious damage.
and we decided our fam- Edward has had vari-
ily was complete." Brenda ous treatments for the dif-
dward has regular checkups to ferent cancers. Some
cancer be sure she remains can- were surgically removed.
under cer free. "There is a process where
circum- Edward was first di- they remove a layer at a
agnosed with skin cancer time and examine it and
diagnosed when he was 62, "I've al- repeat the process until
cal can- ways worked outside and the skin is clear," he ex-
nd the the areas of skin exposed plained.
hildren, have been subject to can- That he is light
d ten. "I cer. "Since the first can- skinned and blue eyed,
When I cer was diagnosed, I've makes him more suscep-
hree had five similar cancers tible to skin cancer than
me I was removed," he said. a darker skin person
He debunks the com- would be, he said. "Be-
as dis- mon thought: "It's just cause my skin is dam-
cer will pop
up." He is
any sign of
long to the
stage 2 sur-
touch to see
Brenda and Edward Register are progress-
s had no skin cancer." He notes In addition for the
have that skin cancer can kill stage 3 survey, the couple
r. "When as well as any other kind. has provided the names
)sed, the "It can spread blood to of their children who
-ould other parts of the body, will take part in the study
ld if I and it has been known to of descendants of cancer
it I was eat through the skin and victims.
A bright sunshine and breezy day saw seven three-man teams, totaling 21 golfers, vying for
the first place finish in the shot-gun start, best-ball formatted event. Winning the tournament was
the team of Vandy Collins, Clee Collins, and Bubba Taylor, who shot a 64, eight strokes under par
72. Each of the winning team members received a $50 gift certificate to C&D Pro Shop in the Coun-
The third annual Quail
Valley Relay For Life Golf
Tournament, hosted at the
Country Club Monday,
March 24, was a huge suc-
cess, raising $1,300 for the
American Cancer Society
A bright sunshine and
breezy day saw seven
three-man teams, totaling
21 golfers, vying for the
first place finish in the
shot-gun start, best-ball
Winning the tourna-
Clee and Heather Collins coordinators for the third annual
Quail Valley Relay For Life Golf Tournament, hosted at the Coun-
try Club Monday, March 24, stand in front of the official tourna-
ment banner. The event was a huge success, raising $1,300 for
the American Cancer Society.
ment was the team of
Vandy Collins, Clee
Collins, and Bubba Taylor,
who shot a 64, eight
strokes under a par 72.
Each of the winning
team members received a
$50 gift certificate to C&D
Pro Shop in the Country
Following 18 holes of
golf, the golfers enjoyed a
home cooked meal of fried
catfish, Cole slaw, baked
brownies, and iced tea.
Coordinating the event
and preparing the food
were Clee and Heather
Collins and they thank all
of the tournament spon-
sors, who without whom,
the success of the tourna-
ment would not have been
possible; those sponsors in-
clude, General Sheet Metal
of Tallahassee, Green
South Equipment of
Thomasville, and Margo